Our 11 favourite regional routes 

Here are 11 of our favourite Ramblers Routes for walking in winter. We've picked a route from each region and one from Wales and Scotland. Why not take a stroll through rock formations in Yorkshire, or discover an underground river in London.

They’re all free to view and come with printable OS maps – just register on our website to get started. And if you like these routes, there are thousands more to enjoy if you become a member.

Happy walking!

 

Parliament Hill, London

Although you won’t be able to see it, this walk loosely follows the River Fleet’s subterranean course, from Fleet Street, through Kings Cross, past Camden Town and on to Hampstead Heath.

Constable Country, Essex

This is a picturesque, circular walk through the beautiful countryside of Essex, otherwise known as Constable Country. Crossing water meadows, babbling brooks and meandering along the river, this is the definition of a traditional lowland walk.

British Camp Reservoir, Malvern

The views around British Camp are unsurpassed in the area – it’s easy to see why Iron Age Britons chose this site as a stronghold. This walk takes a small but beautiful section of the Malvern Hills.

Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

This route takes you along the most dramatic stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, which offers stunning views, particularly when snow settles on the moors. Allow plenty of time to look around Housesteads Roman Fort.

Gower Power, Rhossili

Rhossili is up there with some of the world’s most beautiful coastal locations. This walk showcases its postcard-pretty sights from some of the Gower’s most breath-taking viewpoints before dipping down to the beach.

Bedruthan, Cornwall

Despite Cornwall’s popularity, long stretches of the coast remain unspoilt. This austere, storm-scoured landscape, synonymous with shipwrecks and smugglers, can seem bleak one minute and dazzlingly vibrant the next. This walk takes you past seven perfect beaches.

Ditchling Beacon, South Downs

A popular walk from Ditchling Beacon, one of the best viewpoints on the South Downs. The route takes in scenic pockets of open access land, created by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act in 2000.

Greetham, Rutland

A circular walk to the north of Rutland Water, including a stretch by the reservoir and a couple of charming villages. Rutland is not only England’s least-populated historic county, it’s also one of its most rural.

 

Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire

This route approaches Brimham Rocks, an amazing collection of weird rock formations, via a delightful waterside path from Pateley Bridge. You’ll descend back to Pateley Bridge along a hillside and across farmland.

Great Langdale, Cumbria

This circular walk is a glorious mountain walk that offers up all the views but with limited effort. The Old Dungeon Ghyll’s Hikers Bar has drawn countless walkers to its welcoming room since 1949.

Eildon Hills, Scottish Borders

The Eildon Hills may not be the highest hills in the Scottish Borders, but they are steep. Any exertion is richly rewarded, as the vistas from each of the Eildon’s three summits are truly exceptional.

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Festival of Winter Walks 2016-17

Log your walks and win badges

Why not record your walks this winter as part of the Festival of Winter Walks? Walk routes like these, or go your own way. You can challenge your friends - and yourself - by walking this winter and earning up to 32 badges when you log your walks.